A Little Human Touch at the Joy Theater

Check out the price of that first ticket!

Check out the price of that first ticket!

For thirty years I had been telling my sad story…Rick Springfield, my obsession for most of the 1980s, almost touched my hand at his 1983 concert at the Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas. The song was “Human Touch.” He was bringing it to life, and there I was, (and I know y’all will find this shocking) right by the stage. He reached down. I reached up. Our fingertips almost touched. Almost. So close, but then close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, right? It would forever be a disappointing, missed opportunity. At least it appeared that way.

Fast forward 30 years, almost to the day. I arrived home from the gym on a Friday morning to learn that Brett had not only purchased tickets for the two of us to see Rick Springfield at the beautifully renovated Joy Theater thejoytheater.com (and there’s my NOLA tie in), but he had gone a step beyond, getting the VIP tickets, complete with the after-the-show meet and greet with Rick. And the show was a mere 12 hours away! I could not stop smiling…or talking…or, quite literally, jumping up and down. Brett’s not a fan, but he was happy to see me so excited about our night.

I knew I would want an autograph, so I made a beeline for the attic, where I knew I had some Rick memorabilia. I’m not sure how your high school bedroom was decorated, but mine was done strictly in the decorative style of Springfield. Posters, pictures from magazines, ticket stubs, song lyrics I had written on pretty paper…all of this covered the cork wall in my hot pink, floral bedroom and spilled over onto at least one more wall. I had every one of his cassette tapes. I knew every word to every song…even the less than stellar ones. I even saw his movie “Hard to Hold,” and yes, it got two thumbs down, and no, it wasn’t much of a stretch for him to play a rockstar, but I liked it. Wonder if you can find it on Netflix…

Anyway I digress. And frankly I could digress all day. I loved him, in the “wow, looking back, I was really kind of a stalker” type of way. In the attic I found the “collector’s program” I had bought when I saw Rick the second time in 1984, and I came across a photograph I had taken on my old disc camera. (Google it if you’re not familiar with this little antique.) I determined that these were the two items I would have him autograph. Memorabilia mission accomplished! Now, I still have all of Rick’s cassette tapes, but with no cassette player and only a few of his songs on my computer where I can actually listen to them, I immediately began downloading songs, both old and from his brand new album, which I thought was really good. Sure, my 12-year-old came in to the kitchen and told me the music I was listening to was “quite cheesy” but I disagreed. As a matter of fact, I’m listening to it as I write this…with no shame whatsoever.

After getting everyone off to school, I carefully picked out my outfit for the concert…this was a big deal because it would be the outfit that I would forever remember as the one I wore when I met Rick Springfield. (I really picked out two so I would have choices come concert time…a woman’s got to have options, you know.) While I had toyed with the idea of an 80s look (and some at the show went with this attire), I remembered just how ridiculous I actually looked in the 80s and rejected the hairspray and lace gloves. I finished packing my bag for our night in New Orleans, and we were off. After a late lunch and some time celebrating Steve Gleason at the Superdome, we headed to our hotel room to get ready for the show.

I chose outfit number one, grabbed my old photograph, my collector’s program, and a brand new Sharpie, and we were off to the theater just a few blocks away. I was so giddy, I might have skipped there had I not been wearing 5-inch heels. I was a little surprised when we took our seats in the theater. While scanning the crowd, I felt, well, young, compared to most of the other concert-goers. A large group of ladies were there celebrating a 50th birthday. There were a couple of OLD looking rocker chicks, and two intoxicated grandmotherly types. There were more than a few of us mid-40s folks there, but we seemed to be in the minority.

The 8:00 show began with a comedian. A not-at-all-funny comedian, I should add. She spent about twenty minutes telling “jokes” and maybe she was actually funnier than I’m giving her credit for being, but I was impatient, and I just wanted her to be done. She was just another obstacle between Rick and me. She finished her act, and I began mentally preparing for the main act. I assumed he would be out shortly, but there was still some equipment set-up to be done. And a marriage proposal to be extended! So, ok, you first met your girlfriend at the Joy Theater and wanted to propose to her here. That’s sweet. And you’ve been together for 20 years. Ok, that’s a really long time, but better late than never, right? And you have two kids together? Alrighty…absolutely no judgment here. But really, you chose this moment to propose? Ok…whatever. We’re happy for you. Go have a wonderful life. But go now! Some of us have dreams to live out! πŸ™‚

DSC_0156Rick finally made his way on to the stage at 9:00. And did he ever look great?! Yeah, he’s 64, but he doesn’t look it. Not even close. We were seated on the second row, but as soon as he appeared, everyone stood and moved toward the front. Not wasting any time, I grabbed a spot next to the stage and spent the next two hours singing loudly and smiling so much my face hurt. He opened with a new song…not what I was there for but good, nonetheless. This led into “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “I Get Excited,” two of my old favs. He sang almost all of his old hits. (And to those of you who think he was a one hit wonder with Jesse’s Girl, he had many songs that received lots of airplay!) He sang several more songs from his new album, which the lady next to me knew by heart…guess I’m not his biggest fan. He even threw in a few covers, including the Beatles “When I’m 64.” It was cute. I was amazed at his energy. I was completely impressed with his guitar skills. I loved that he seemed to be enjoying himself, and I thought about how fortunate he was to be able to continue to earn a living and make people happy with his music, decades after he became a star.

DSC_0209Somewhere late in the set, he sang “Human Touch.” I reached up and he grabbed my hand…held it for probably five seconds. Sad, missed opportunity memory erased! If the night had ended there, I would have considered it a gigantic win. If it had been over after he came out for the encore and did the Beatles “All My Loving” and his hit “Kristina,” I would gone back to the hotel thinking that it had been an absolutely perfect night. But it wasn’t over. The meet and greet awaited!

We waited for him to come out, about ten deep in a well-behaved little single file line, for probably 30 minutes. One good thing about being with an old crowd is that everyone is pretty mannerly…maybe not the drunk old ladies, but they staggered out after the show. With my photo and 30-year-old program in hand, I waited, terrified that I would become so nervous that my mind would go utterly blank and I wouldn’t be able to speak when my turn came. Then suddenly, they called me, and as I walked up next to the man I had idolized for all of my teen years, my anxiousness ended. I stood next to him and told him of the near hand touching incident in 1983. He commented on the pristine condition of my program. We laughed at the terrible quality of the old photograph and how bad technology was back then. He was extremely nice. After he signed my treasures, he put his arm around me, a photographer took our photo, and then it was some other lucky middle-aged lady’s turn. Just as quickly as it had begun, it was over. I was a little sad that it had to end, but the entire night had completely lived up to the self-created hype.

Still pretty doggone cute.

Still pretty doggone cute.

My program is much more valuable now. :) And that's my photo at the bottom.

My program is much more valuable now. πŸ™‚ And that’s my photo at the bottom.













Me and my date.

Me and my date.

I had been standing for two and a half hours in those five-inch heels, but as we made our way back to the hotel, I felt like I was walking on a cloud. My husband had made a 30-year dream of mine come true in that little theater on Canal Street. And “What Kind of Fool Am I?” if I don’t tell him how much it meant to me every day for the next three decades? πŸ™‚




61 Responses to A Little Human Touch at the Joy Theater

  1. Tracy Ross September 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    It sounds like you had a wonderful experience πŸ™‚ Love the photos!!! πŸ™‚

    I am going to let you know that this one time meeting could be the beginning of a beautiful addiction. LOL I met him for the first time in March of this year, I had seen him in 1982 (nose bleeds) and 2006 (about 20 rows back, just our of his reach during HT) and had never met him or been close to him before. And then in March I had side of the stage seats and met him for the first time. Notice I said, ” met him for the FIRST time”, LOL I have seen him 5 times since March (one time close to home and the other times we took 3-9 hour one way road trips) and have met him 4 times and I have tickets for concerts on 10/3, 11/24 and NEXT April (all are 6-8 hour road trips for us, one way) already bought AND I am going to Club Med in November for the Rick Springfield & Friends Getaway. I am heavily addicted at this point and my husband is my enabler. LOL (he goes with me). So, be cautious, the bug bites hard. LOL

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      Thanks for commenting here. I don’t get many of these! πŸ™‚ And I love your dedication!!!

    • Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      I saw him at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee NC.He came out and stood in the chair right beside me. I reached up and ever so gently touched him,he turned his head to look back and almost fell out of the chair he was standing in.Needless to say,I caught him and the crowd went nuts.What a night we had. I had Rick’s sweat running all down my arm. He put on a fantastic show that evening!
      I will never forget it….. πŸ˜‰

  2. Tisha Parr September 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    That was awesome!!Ricks post on facebook led me here btw, so he knows about you πŸ™‚

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      Thank you. I’m a little overwhelmed, btw!!

  3. cheri September 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Absolutely *Beautiful*…thank you…xoxoCheri

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      Thank you for commenting! Have a great day!!

  4. Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    wow that sure is lucky and so nice of your hubby….congrats on making your dream come true. Seen Rick back in the 80’s here in New Jersey, it was my first ever concert……
    Keep hold of your dreams and as you know they do come true….
    Mary Ann from Sayreville, NJ

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      Yes, it was very nice of him! And you are right…dreams come true…even 30 years later. πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting!!

  5. Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    I Love your story. Great Job Brett. I did the same thing for my wife with REO Speedwagon. She loves Kevin Cronin. I saw him by the tour bus and called him over to meet her. He gave her a Huge Hug & Kiss. She floated home. I am waiting for the return favor with Lita Ford.

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

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    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

      Love your story too! Thanks for reading. And hope you get to meet Lita someday!

  6. Kim September 16, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Love this! I just have to tell you I was there in Amarillo at the Civic Center that night too-on the front row. I managed to touch the girl next to me who touched his shoe! And then 30 years later my best friend’s hubby made it possible for us to meet Rick at a meet and greet as well. And he really is sooo nice!

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      How funny that we were at the same show! I laughed when I saw that $12.50 ticket stub. Glad you got to meet him. And thanks for reading!

  7. Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Very well-written! What a kick it is, isn’t it? I’m another mid-40s fan from Canada, and I have met some really great forever friends traveling to see Rick, since he only makes it to my city every few years. I got to interview him for a magazine piece, too, and sitting down with him one-on-one for about 45 minutes was one of the highlights of my life. Your hubby done good! And count me as another one who was led here from a posting on Rick’s official FB page.

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

      Thanks! And how great that you got to interview him. I’m not sure I would have been able to string two intelligent questions together. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

  8. Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    My wife has been 4 times now and got to meet him once. My camera wouldn’t cooperate so she had to squeeze on him a little longer. Rick was amused. What is it with us husbands that enable our wives to get close to this stud. We must just as whack as they are. Glad you had fun..

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

      Your poor wife having to hold onto him longer. πŸ™‚ I’m sure she appreciates you as much as I appreciate mine. Thanks for reading!

  9. Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    This made me smile, I am very happy for you. My own life-long dream to see Rick has not yet come true – but close several times. Each time a personal emergency or sad situation has gotten in the way. So close, but so far. This gives me hope that one day, it still will. Meanwhile I can smile knowing that this happened for you. πŸ™‚ Oh and your hubby – bless him!

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

      Have faith. It will happen. Thank you for reading!

  10. Stacy Brady September 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I’ve seen Rick 13 times since 1998 and had the same opportunity to meet him and get a picture after a show in Portland, OR. I still smile thinking about that day. Dreams really do come true.

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

      13 times? Impressive! I’m sure there will be more shows in my future. Thanks so much for reading!

  11. Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I am so Happy for you! I believe dreams come true! Rock On! πŸ™‚

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

      Yes they do! Thanks so much for reading!

  12. Karen September 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Awesome post! I got to catch Rick as he sang Human Touch and was crowd surfing at the same time. He was playing at our local Exhibition and there were several elderly ladies with walkers and wheelchairs and as he was moving from a walker handlebar to a wheelchair arm he lost his balance and fell backwards, I caught his left arm and the gal beside me his butt!…amazing experience!

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      You’re a hero, Karen! Thanks for saving him so we can continue to enjoy him and his music. πŸ™‚ And thanks for reading!

  13. Little Goddess September 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    I was and still am a Rick Springfield fan! I saw him at Carnegie Hall when I was 12 years old. He threw a bandana into the audience (covered in his sweat) that my best friend caught. We (4 12 year olds) then fought over the bandana because she wouldn’t cut it into quarters to share with us! I am still best friends, 30 years later with all of those ladies-great memories!

    • Julie Clements September 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      I would have fought for that bandana too! Glad your friendship withstood the incident. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

  14. Jennifer Mitchell September 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    What a great story. I have that concert program too. I like you was a big fan in the 80’s and have seen him several times as an adult. Twice in Atlanta in resent years. In 1983, I was 12, I went to see him in Pensacola for the 3rd time. This was the first general admission show. I told all my friends I was going to meet him. At the end of the show he was singing his song Stand Up. I’m sure you’re familiar. The stage came out to a point and I’d found a guy who put me on his shoulders. We were right up against the stage. The crowd around me started saying “go for it” when they realized what I was trying to do. The bodyguards were saying Don’t do it.” Somehow I found myself on the stage. Rick fell, not sure how. Next thing I know I’m wrapped around his leg. The bodyguards pulled me off of him and carried me off the stage. My friends parents fussed at my the whole way home. I felt so bad I wrote him an apology letter. He answered with an autographed “To Jennifer” Love and Best Rick Springfield 8×10. I never washed the sweater I was wearing again. and kept it for years. Yeah I guess I was a teenage stalker. I loved your story and I’m so happy that your dream finally came true!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 2:22 am #

      Now that’s an awesome story! Way to go for it! πŸ™‚ And nice of him to send you the pic. Thanks for reading my blog!!

  15. Laura Impallomeni September 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    What an awesome story. Glad your sad memory turned into a great one. What a wonderful husband you have, to help you make your dreams come true. I am sure you will remember that day for the rest of your life. LOL

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 2:23 am #

      You are right…I will never forget it. It was a great surprise. Thanks for reading!

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  17. Aileen Brassard September 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Julie, what a great posting! I have been a huge RS fan since I was 10 years old. I try to see him every year if he is in the area, luckily that makes 8-9 times since 1998. I have been up on stage with him 3 times. This year, he brought my daughter up on stage during “Don’t Talk to Strangers!” I was more excited to have her up there than myself! I thought the show at the Joy was awesome (except for the bossy security guards!).
    For the last 5 years, there have been Rick Springfield trips to Cancun that last 4-5 days. This year, I bit the bullet and I’m going to the Club Med Getaway in November! Just imagine, 4 full days of Rick – I can’t wait! I knew that I would kick myself later if I didn’t go. If you are as big a fan as I, think about going next time. It will be unforgettable!!!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 12:02 am #

      That sounds amazing! Maybe someday I’ll go. And your daughter was adorable. I have pics of her if you want them. Thanks for reading!

    • Aileen Brassard September 17, 2013 at 2:18 am #

      Would love to get those pics, thanks! aileenbrassard@hotmail.com

  18. Joanne S. September 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    That was so awesome that your dream came true after all those years. Being a Rick fan myself, I can totally relate :-). I’m happy to say I’ve seen Rick a bunch of times and he gets better and better. I hope you’ll see him again soon. Just wanted to let you know about an amazing fan documentary ‘An Affair of the Heart” which was released on DVD this past July. This documentary was also a dream of a 30+ year fan who wanted the world to see that Rick was more than the guy who longed for Jessie’s Girl…that he was … and still is … VERY relevant! The film shows Rick thru the eyes of the fans. It focuses on 7 different fan stories, each different, but each showing the amazing connection between Rick and his fans. The film crew followed Rick and the featured fans around for 2 years gathering these stories that are touching and heartwarming and represent all of Rick’s fans. It shows how Rick loves us as much as we love him. It’s a must see for fans and non-fans alike. It’s available at http://www.rickspringfielddoc.com where you can also see the trailer and learn about each of the featured fans. I’m sure you’ll love it! I do!!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 2:25 am #

      I’ll have to check out that DVD. Thanks for telling me about it…and for reading!

    • Joanne S. September 19, 2013 at 4:17 am #

      You will really love it, and if you can get the BluRay, it’s got 2 hrs of extra content (it’s a 2 disc set) the regular DVD has 1 hr of extras and is 1 disc. But whichever one you get, I know you’ll love the film. Love your blog, great post, and I hope you get to see Rick again soon, can never get enough πŸ™‚

  19. Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    You look fab and what a story! Your hubby is a keeper.

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 2:25 am #

      Well thank you…and yes he is. Wondering if he is Anonymous. πŸ™‚

  20. Kimmy September 17, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Wow! Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you! I have seen Rick in concert 5 times since 1984, the last time two years ago (my wonderful husband accompanied me), but have never had the chance to meet him. The last time he was in town for a concert was the only time I’ve been SICK (and I mean SICK) in the last year. You KNOW I’m sick when I miss a nearby Rick Springfield concert! I couldn’t believe the timing! Thank you for sharing your fabulous story! You’re a very lucky girl!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 2:26 am #

      What a terrible time to be sick! Hope you get to see him again soon. Thank you for reading. Have a great night!

  21. Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    Awesome story! Congratulations on your dream finally coming true!!
    Someday mine too will come true.
    I remember the disc camera πŸ˜‰ I borrowed a friend of mines camera and took it to a Billy Squier concert. Had to sneak it in because back then they didn’t want you to take pictures.
    Had to pick Anonymous for a name, but my name is Lisa Lynn – Kingman, AZ

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 4:07 am #

      Yes, your dream will come true. And isn’t that funny about sneaking in the cameras? What did they think, that you were going to take those bad photos and make posters and sell them? πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and for commenting. Love Arizona, btw.

  22. Maria September 17, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    saw him in a small venue in AZ a while back..so worth it!! all of it..he is still soo talented and energetic and loves his fans and performing..Was a huge fan of Dr.Noah Drake as well and still watch GH now only his son patrick is on it ans the actor does look a lot like him.. πŸ™‚ I agree about the picture thing.. most concert don’t let you take a camera because you can order professional ones online but Rick’s concerts don’t offer that. I would pay for them!! πŸ˜‰

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      I loved him as Dr. Noah Drake…where I first fell in love with him. πŸ™‚ And I think lots of us would pay big money for photos!

  23. Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I saw him with my friend when we were teens and then last year again at 52 with my same friend. So fun!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

      That’s pretty cool! He’s just as good as way back when. Thanks for reading!

  24. Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Julie, your story is wonderful and very well written. I hope Rick has the opportunity to read it. I had the honor of being the photographer for a fundraiser he did in Tucson many years back and the one thing that endeared me to him and holds my respect for him to this day is his honest love and gratitude for his fans. He was humbled by each of them and would do anything and everything for them. I have no doubt he remembers you and treasures your time together almost as much as you do! Hold dear to your photographs, your music and your memories — they are and always will be priceless! (I also had to pick Anonymous but my name is Nancy from Tucson, AZ.

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

      What a fun job for you, Nancy! He really was so kind and gracious…makes him just that much better! And yes, I will forever hang on to my treasures. Thanks for reading!

  25. Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I love your story and can so relate to it (felt almost like it was me writing it). I’ve been to many of his concerts and got so close to touching him but it never happened. Just went to his concert in Clearwater last Friday and he had a young girl opening for him, she was good but I just wanted her to be done. I felt like she was taking up time we could be seeing him. Also when we got there, I told my friends I think we are the younger ones here and we are all mid 40’s. When Rick sang Human Touch and did his crowd surfing, he ended up putting his hand on my shoulder to climb over chairs and he got sweat on my cheek. I was so happy I could’ve cried. Little did I know, my awesome friend knowing how much I love him snuck out and bought a guitar so we could get 2 meet and greet tickets for after the show.(Had to keep telling myself…don’t cry, don’t passout and don’t puke). I’ve never been happier in my life then I was meeting him. Got pics and he autographed my cd! I always thought I was his biggest fan, but guess there are lots of us!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      It’s funny how many of us share the same memories of him and feelings about him. He should be really proud of how many people he has touched over the years…literally and figuratively. πŸ™‚ And what a great friend you have! So glad you got to meet him. The non-Rick lovers don’t get it, but it will be one of the highlights of my life. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  26. GLM September 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Hi Julie! Just another Rick superfan lead to your blog from Rick’s Facebook post about it. Loved your story!

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

      There are lots of us! πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate it!

  27. Ronda September 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks so much for posting this! Your description of your 1980s love affair with Rick rings so true for me as well. And I, too, went to one of his concerts in 1983, rushing to the front row by the stage as soon as he came onto the stage. I have yet to get to another concert and meet him, but the dream lives on, and I’m inspired by your story to make it a reality.

    • Julie Clements September 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

      It’s so funny for me to read how many of us share this story. I hope you get to meet him. Took me 30 years, so don’t give up! Thanks for reading!

  28. Anonymous September 18, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Julie I’m so glad you finally got to meet Rick. My younger sister had the biggest crush on him and begged me to take her to his 1984 concert. Her and her friend sat in the way back and I ran right up to the front of the stage. I was in awe. I did not get to see him again until 2009. I’ve met him 2x and the hug he gave me was definitely worth the price of the tix and the meet n greet. Hope you get to see him again soon.

    • Julie Clements September 18, 2013 at 12:39 am #

      He put on a great show and he really was so nice. Really a dream come true! I’m pretty sure I’ll see him again. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and for commenting.

  29. Anonymous September 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Julie:I have to agree with Tracy she was the first to comment on your story. I met Rick for the first time back in November 2010 on a Rick Springfield & Friends Cruise to the Bahamas that my sister went with me on and if it wasn’t for my sister and Rose Tours I would’ve never met Rick. I thamk my sister so much though because she always had to have me in the right place at the right time for 5 whole days!We even had to chase him a little bit It was so well worth it!! I have treasured memories that I will never forget and photos as well that I will never get rid of. I also have to really believe that it won’t be my first or last time meeting Rick either I’ve always believed that luck and determination are on my side I love him so much!!! Loved your story too!! Missy August from Farmington Missouri

    • Julie Clements September 20, 2013 at 12:14 am #

      What a lucky lady you are! I may have to do one of those cruises or Club Med things one of these days. Not sure I could convince my husband to go, but I know I could get a girlfriend or two to do it. Hope you get another meeting with him one of these days. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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